Protect Robert Mueller and the investigation into Trump-Russia connections and Russia's interference with US elections
Prevent Congress from deregulating Wall Street
Keep Haspel and Pompeo out of Trump’s Cabinet
Stop the NRA’s top priorities
Protect net neutrality
The House and Senate will be off from March 24 - April 9. Contact your Members of Congress (MoC) at town halls and through their offices.
INCO is not endorsing or fielding candidates in the May 15th primary election.
FACES OF DEMOCRACY
Thanks to local high school students for inspiring Saturday's Rally For Our Lives in downtown Astoria. About 400 people braved icy rain to stand up for safe communities and smart gun laws. Keep reading for more photos.
What to do next? INCO suggests:
• Donate $17 dollars to a non-profit that supports gun control such as
• Join Ceasefire Oregon. Their mission: ”Ceasefire Oregon works to prevent gun violence by advocating reasonable, effective gun laws. We educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.”
Every Wednesday - INCO Happy Hour,4-6 pm, Buoy Beer, probably in the Tap Room, foot of 8thon the Riverwalk, Astoria. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available; no host, no agenda, no meeting.
Most Fridays - INCO Southwest Washington postcard party; email email@example.com date, time and place.
UPCOMING Tuesday, April 3 - AAUW Candidates Forum, 7 pm, Astoria High School, 1001 West Marine Drive. Q&A with candidates for Oregon State Senator, Oregon State Representative, and 3 Clatsop County Commissioner positions. INCO will have a voter registration table there.
Saturday, April 7 - Warrenton Community Group meeting,11 am, Dooger's in Warrenton, Highway 101. No purchase required.
Wednesday, April 11 - INCO Book Club, 6:30 pm, at private home in Astoria. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location and to RSVP. Our choice for April is The Common Good by Robert B. Reich, recently published by Knopf. The advertisement states "On why we must restrore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politics." The book has a recommended reading list and discussion guide to foster further conversation. It has received excellent reviews.
Saturday, April 21 - 2018 Cannon Beach’s Earth Day Street Fair, 11am-2pm, in the US Bank parking lot. The Cannon Beach/Manzanite Community Group will distribute “Save our Beaches” information.
Sunday, April 22 - "Save Our Beaches" Earth Day,2 pm, at the Broadway Turnaround, Seaside. We'll distribute "Save Our Beaches" info cards. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite Earth Day, climate change, and 'save our beaches' signs.
MORE FACES OF DEMOCRACY
Rally For Our Lives - Saturday, March 24, 2018, downtown Astoria.
FOUND: a pair of child/youth prescription glasses, blue frame; Warby Parker brand. Contact email@example.com.
“Progressives are not stupid and evil. Conservatives are not racists and misogynists. Our fellow Americans who disagree with us are not our enemies. They are our fellow Americans who differ with us. And we should not put up with politicians, on the left or right, who can’t seem to understand this." - Marc Thiessen
USE YOUR VOICE
You can inform and inspire others with a letter to the editor (LTE) to the Daily Astorian. Letters are among the most popular features in the paper. Even a paragraph or two makes an impact. Rules and directions for submitting your letter are here. Tips for letter-writing are here. Check out this video about maximizing the impact of your words.
Suggested topics for this week: Protecting the Mueller investigation, supporting students and most Americans who demand responsible gun laws, protesting Trump's increasingly erratic and authoritarian actions
INCO has planned a “Rally for the Rule of Law,” to be held in the event Trump fires Rosenstein or Mueller or takes a similar action that threatens the rule of law as it relates to the investigation. We'll post info on our INCO Facebook page and email an Action Alert. You can also sign up (RSVP) for a notification here.
Get involved with an INCO Community Group in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside-Gearhart, Warrenton, Astoria-East County, or the Washington Peninsula. All INCO Indivisibles are invited to get active with INCO's Events Team, Oppose Bigotry Team, Vote the Future Team, and Book Club. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at email@example.com Share this newsletter and our website with other resisters. They can join INCO here and ask to join our closed Facebook group. INCO is supported entirely by donations. Please donate here.
Deb Vanasse and Laurie Caplan, INCO Co-chairs INCO Weekly Newsletter March 26, 2018